Louisa County Property Taxes
Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association website: www.iowatreasurers.org
The County Treasurer’s office is responsible for collecting taxes for real estate property, mobile homes, utilities, computer equipment, industrial machinery, bushels of grain, monies and credits, buildings on leased land, and city and county special assessments, including drainage/levee taxes, delinquent sewer rental and solid waste rates and charges for all tax levying and tax certifying entities of the county.
The Treasurer is also responsible for conducting the tax sale; processing tax sale redemptions; issuing tax sale deeds; processing tax suspensions; preparing mobile home tax clearances; and administering the Iowa Property Tax Credit Program based on age/income.
DSC Credit: Property Tax Credit, Mobile Home Tax Reimbursement and Rent Reimbursement is available to qualified Iowa residents. Forms are available after January 1st of each year and must be filled out and returned to the treasurer’s office before June 1st of each year.
If you received a credit last year, then you should receive a form to fill out for this year. If you do not receive a form, go to the web site below to print form and return to Treasurer’s Office. For qualifications and form call the Treasurer’s office or visit the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance website.
As a property owner in Louisa County, you should be aware of the following requirements
The Louisa County Assessor determines property values and provides notification to property owners. The County Assessor’s office is also where you need to sign up for Homestead, Military and Family Farm Credits.
Mortgages: If your mortgage company is responsible for payment of your tax, contact them to confirm they have the correct tax information for your property. Check to make sure they pay your drainage/levee or city special taxes.
Late Interest: Failure to receive a tax statement is not a defense to the payment of the tax and any late interest that has accrued. Iowa law requires the Treasurer to assess late interest on all delinquent payments at the rate of 1½% per month, rounded to the nearest dollar.
The U.S. Postal Service postmark is the only date recognized for date of mailing. We do not accept the date written on your check or a business metered date as proof of the mailing date. Before mailing your payment, check with your local post office to make sure the postmark date will be prior to the late interest date. If you want to be sure that your payment has a postmark before the late interest date, have the post office postmark the envelope in your presence.
Annual Tax Statements: Annual tax statements are mailed once a year in the month of August. The tax statement has two detachable payment stubs for you to return with your payment(s).
Your property tax may be paid in full or in two installments. The first half is due on September 1 and becomes delinquent after September 30. The second half is due March 1 and becomes delinquent after March 31. If you choose to mail your tax payment, be sure and include the appropriate payment stubs with your payment.
If you do not receive a tax statement in the month of August, please contact the Treasurer’s office at 319-523-4452.
Internet Tax Payment: Pay your current taxes online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association web site: www.iowatreasurers.org. There will be a transaction fee and also a credit card or e-check fee. This website has more than 40 forms you can print at home to do business with the Treasurer’s office
Tax Sale: Tax Sale is held the 3rd Monday of June of each year for all taxes that are delinquent as of that date. The delinquent tax list is published the first week of June in the official county newspapers, Wapello Republican, Columbus Gazette and Morning Sun News Herald. The Louisa County Treasurer is responsible for the administration of the Annual Tax Sale and must offer for sale, in an open competitive bidding process (Iowa Code Chapter 446), parcel in which taxes have become delinquent. The purpose of the tax sale is to collect unpaid taxes. The Annual Tax Sale takes place in the courthouse all bids done online. Contact the County Treasurer for further tax sale information.
YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL TAX SALE.